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Tuesday, 22 August 1972
Page: 224

Senator KEEFFE (QUEENSLAND) - My question is directed to the Acting Leader of the Government in the Senate, who is representing the Prime Minister. Will the Minister inform the Parliament whether it is a fact that the National President of the Australian Conservation Foundation refused to make any statement condemning the possible pollution caused by the recent series of French nuclear tests in the Pacific? I also ask whether it is a fact that the Australian Conservation Foundation is heavily subsidised by the Commonwealth Government? Further, will the Minister advise whether the Foundation was requested by the Government to make public statements against the bomb tests in support of those issued belatedly by the Government?

Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN - The honourable senator has not indicated when or where this person refused to say these things. I would like that information.

Senator Keeffe - It is only in the last few weeks.

Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN - If the honourable senators puts his question on notice, I will find out what this person did say.

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